LAGUNA HILLS, California October 17 2023 A security guard was shot Monday morning in a Laguna Hills neighborhood, and at least one person of interest has been detained.
The shooting was reported around 11 a.m. near Saddle Rock Place and Bridlewood Drive, close to Oso Parkway and the 5 Freeway.
When deputies arrived, they found the security guard, who has not been identified, shot inside his vehicle. Authorities told Eyewitness News he was shot in his upper torso and may have been hit several times. He was rushed to the hospital in an unknown condition.
AIR7 HD was above the scene as the investigation was unfolding and captured a large law enforcement presence blocking several streets.
Authorities said a person of interest has been detained but a weapon has not been found.
“He did surrender himself peacefully and at this time, investigators are going to be doing searches to locate that weapon,” said Mike Woodruff with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.
The relationship between the person of interest and the victim is unknown.
Meanwhile, an ongoing SWAT situation unfolded about a mile from the scene related to the shooting.
Authorities said the person of interest has ties to the home. As a precaution, SWAT was called in to ensure the safety of responding deputies and the surrounding community.
The scene has since been cleared and authorities said there is no threat to the public.
The incident remains under investigation. Authorities are asking anyone with information to call OCSD dispatchers at 714-647-7000.